Fall Farm Fun in Prince William & Manassas
You don’t have to go far to experience a little bit of country culture. The Prince William County Farm Tour is happening September 24-25, 2016, and we cannot wait! There are eight stops, and each one will provide you with a completely unique experience. Take pictures at each of these stops between now and September 25th, and use #PWMFarms on Instagram for a chance to be featured on our Instagram account (@DiscoverPWM).
1. Evergreen Acres
Evergreen Acres is Prince William County’s largest Christmas tree farm, and it was the first farm in the county to become certified organic. Learn about organic practices and the anatomy of a bee hive. Some of the farm’s organic tomatoes may be available during the Farm Tour.
2. Asbury United Methodist Church
Asbury United Methodist Church is welcoming Farm Tour visitors on Saturday, September 24 between 11 AM and 7 PM. The church will have BBQ, coleslaw, baked beans, rolls, homemade dessert, and drinks. Children can enjoy country scenes, fresh air, and playground equipment located on the grounds of this 132-year-old church.
3. Silver Eagle Stable
This is a beautiful 87-acre boarding and instructor stable with American Quarter Horses, Thoroughbreds, Arabians, Warmbloods, and ponies. There will be apples and carrots for feeding hungry horses and free pony rides for children.
4. Brentsville Historic Centre
Learn about the history of farming at Brentsville Historic Centre. Children can get experience in planting, handling historic tools, and gardening. These were all skills that were necessary for everyday life on an 1800s farmstead in Prince William County.
5. Yankey Farms
See antique tractors, pick your own pumpkins, buy some fresh apples and pears, look through fall décor items, take a ride on the “cow train,” and test your skills in the corn maze. There is something for everyone at Yankey Farms!
6. Clover Meadows Farm
Meet over 60 alpacas and 2 llamas, and finally learn the difference between the two! Clover Meadows Farm seeks to breed healthy alpacas, and you can learn about how they are raised and how the herd is managed.
7. The Winery at La Grange
The entire property will be available for Farm Tour visitors to enjoy. Take in the beautiful view of the Bull Run Mountains, explore the historic, brick manor house, and walk through rows of grapes. Those who are 21 and older can purchase wine tastings and bottles of wine.
This is a truly unique farm. The lettuce is grown in water and nutrients. There is no soil, and there are no pesticides or preservatives. The lettuce takes about 30 days to grow to full size once it is placed in the water. Learn about the process and see it for yourself during the Farm Tour.
For more information about the stops and the Prince William County Farm Tour, click here.